This is a super unflattering photo of myself, but it's the only photo my husband took, so you're stuck with it. I look 3-and-a-half-feet tall because he is 6 feet tall and taking the photo from way up there by his head, so I look extra stumpy (ANGLES, people! Come on, this isn't hard! And take SEVERAL photos; give me some options here!)
Clearly I have not instagram-trained him well yet.
But terrible angles aside, aren't those the best stretchy pants you have ever f*cking seen?! I bought TWO of them (one is a shorter length for summer). And the matching cosmetics bag. That's how much I love that print. Fabletics, my favorite athletic brand, partnered up with graffiti artist Stash about a year and half ago, and it's still my all-time-favorite print (I love Fabletics, and you do too; you just don't know it yet).
I ran my first marathon in those leggings, and they have taken a beating from training in all weather conditions. In fact, in the photo above, I had spent 12 miles through hills, muds, and being rained on. And they don't hold a smell (unlike my Brooks running shirts), and still haven't pilled yet. Almost all of my running gear is Fabletics. And I own a lot of running gear. I have logged a lot of miles in my Fabletics gear. If this sounds a lot like an advertisement, I'm sorry. I know a lot of women who are on the fence about trying them out, and I just wanted to throw my own personal endorsement out there. I am a hardcore runner, training for my next marathon, and this is what I wear, for what that's worth. ***Petite Fashion Tip: they also carry their leggings in SHORT, by the way!
The sports bra and top are also Fabletics, though neither are available for sale anymore (they're older styles, as are the leggings, so if you see something you like, GRAB IT). But they're holding up just as well. The headband is Halo, the shoes are Brooks, and of course I've got my Garmin and Flipbelt (and yes, my Flipbelt can hold not just one water bottle, but TWO water bottles, but they have to be the curved special ones that are made by Flipbelt. I'm only carrying one water bottle because it was only a 12-mile run and I didn't need more than that).
The Dressing Your Truth Type 4 Facebook group has a lot of Mormons, and they always post their Sunday Church OOTDs, so I decided that since running is the closest thing I have to religion, you get all my Sunday Runday outfits, since that is usually when I do my long run (I run most days of the week, but those are all short, between 4-8 miles). Also, it helps keep me accountable. Honestly, I didn't want to run today. I have a thousand good reasons why I can put it off. But I did it, and took my sweaty, make-up free, tired photo afterwards. 12.6 miles of slogging through hell and running up steep hills, but I did it. Combining hills with my long run was a mistake, but I committed to that mistake and I somehow did it. I have to find strange, silly new ways to motivate myself sometimes, but whatever works!